Saturday, January 14, 2012

Seven

There she stood at my bedside, the morning before her birthday, just as her brother had done.

"I'm so excited to be seven tomorrow!" Emily whispered.

"So, I suppose you're happy that seven is in the numbers?" I replied, remembering Oliver's dismay about turning five.

"Well, yes," she began, "but eight actually suits me better."

I laughed out loud and wondered how I'm going to feel about becoming forty this year. Seems there's a need to contemplate numbers in this family :)

When light dawned this morning, my newly-turned seven year-old girl bounded into my room once more, this time without whispering. She had found a loonie where she had laid her tooth under her pillow the night before and she was grinning ear to ear and hopping like a bunny. She slowed to a stop and became serious.
"But Mommy," my girl mourned, "It was my most helpfulest tooth."

"That's okay," I encouraged, "you'll have a new one to replace it in just a few weeks."

And out she bounded with more vigor than she had coming in.
Emily, your spunky and dramatic personality keeps us in stitches. You are a confident and giving girl. We love you so much! Happy Birthday, Big Girl!

6 comments:

jeana said...

Happy Birthday Emily! I'm sure she had a wonderful day!

Heather, your family is just precious...and you don't look anywhere close to 40!?

~Sydney Ellen~ said...

Happy Birthday, Emily!!! January is a great month to have a birthday, isn't it? :)

Heather said...

Oh bless your heart, Jeana! :)

Cari said...

been in the 40's for 3 years now and you'll do fine :D!

Anna said...

Happy, happy birthday, Emily!! Hope you had a great day!

Nizar & Ema said...

Happy Birthday sweetie Emily!